November 2, 2012
HONG KONG, 02 Nov, 2012 - Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), emerged as one of the finalists out of 475 aspirants in the 2012 Sesames Awards, which is part of the Cartes Exhibition and Conference in Paris, France. One of ACS’s contactless readers, the ACR1222U-J4 Web-To Reader, has been shortlisted in the hardware category.
The ACR1222U-J4 Web-To Reader enables easy and instant mobile marketing by sending customized URLs of promotional materials, e.g. product leaflets and discount coupons, to phones embedded with Mobile FeliCa, a form of contactless technology widely adopted in Japan. Customized for the Mobile FeliCa market, this standalone and handy device is deployed in Japan, and is installed on smart posters in densely populated areas, like metro stations and shopping malls, for mass marketing. It has also been carried by marketing personnel for direct promotion to targeted audience.
"The ACR1222U-J4 has formerly made it to the top three of the Most Innovative RFID Application category of Smart Card Awards Asia 2012. With its recent inclusion into the Sesames Awards, we are very pleased that it is getting recognition not only in Asia, but also in Europe," says Gilbert Leung, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This inspires us to keep inventing products that improve the way things are done across different industries. The ACR1222U-J4 was designed for Mobile FeliCa, but we are enhancing it to support other NFC-enabled phones, to reach more people." Other ACS products have also been recognized by various award-giving bodies, including the Hong Kong Awards for Industry.
The Sesames Awards recognize technological innovation in the fields of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technologies, and being a finalist in the awards is already a globally recognized proof of excellence. For 2012, a jury of 38 international experts in their respective fields chose 36 finalists out of 475 submissions for contention of 11 awards. The ACR1222U-J4 is one of three finalists in contention for the hardware award, where the winner will be announced along with the winners of the other categories during the Sesames Awards Ceremony on 5 November, 2012 in Paris, France.
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Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers, as well as the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. One of the companies on Forbes Asia's 2010 "Best Under a Billion" list, a prestigious list of 200 top-performing companies with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion, selected from 12,930 publicly listed enterprises in Asia Pacific, ACS develops a wide range of high quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes them to over 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at https://www.acs.com.hk/.